St. Helena, CA (May 22, 2015) — Redolent Mercantile opens May 22, 2015, offering a stylish collection of curated finds from around the globe and an original shopping experience for Napa Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Showcasing men’s and women’s fashions, exquisite home décor, artisan jewelry, culinary tools, fine textiles, ceramics, hand-blown glass, specialty cosmetics and body items, audio electronics and more, Redolent Mercantile is a shopping experience rooted in discovery and is an adventure for tastemakers and enthusiastic buyers.
Curated by Dione Carston, Napa Valley creative director and interior designer to the cultured fine goods enthusiast, Redolent’s alluring products were intentionally selected from around the world to form a shopping experience like no other in the region. With few exceptions, all products debuting with Redolent’s opening are exclusive to the Napa Valley and Bay Area region, and in some cases, are limited editions. “Redolent’s products feature great design, artisan craftsmanship and present compelling visual statements,” says Carston. “They are not items that wear out their welcome over time.”
With a sense of urban sophistication, Redolent Mercantile is intended to appeal to the Napa Valley resident and visitor alike, going beyond the expected shopping experience and presenting buyers with luxurious items to be treasured. With the intention for Redolent to have a continually evolving inventory, the store will always present something new to discover. “We want Redolent to be a place where our guests can visit frequently and always find something new,” says owner Stacia Williams. “When one item sells, our goal is to replace it with something fresh and different.”
Sourcing best quality and beautifully designed products extends to all continents around the globe. A sampling of the product lines opening Redolent Mercantile includes Esque Studios hand blown glass (New York City), De Jong & Co woodworks (Los Angeles), Morihata culinary tools (Japan), Dukes Vintage leather belts (Netherlands), Nadaam cashmere (Mongolia), Aedle audiophones (France), Face Stockholm cosmetics (Sweden), Oli 13 shoes (Spain), Quamta leather goods (South Africa), Faliero Sarti scarves (Italy), and Johnstons of Elgin wool blankets (Scotland).
The opening of Redolent Mercantile continues the development of Cairdean Estate’s wine and food village, providing an exciting, multi-sensory wine, food, art and shopping experience for Napa Valley. Redolent joins the Michelin-recognized gastropub The Farmer & The Fox, serving dinner nightly, Butterscots Bakery & Deli, serving breakfast and lunch daily, and the Cairdean Vineyards Tasting Rooms. San Francisco interior designer Nicole Hollis, who executed interiors for Cairdean’s wine and food venues, also provided Redolent’s clean, earth tone interiors, allowing ample space for the products and visiting buyers to interact. Redolent Mercantile is managed and merchandised by Elizabeth Fontaine, who brings 15 years of merchandising experience with top luxury brands like Anthropologie, Calvin Klein and Tommy Bahama. Possessing an impeccable eye for design and style, Fontaine will also curate items for Redolent’s consistently evolving product selection.
About Redolent Mercantile:
Offering an array of intriguing and stylish products for the tastemaker and sophisticated buyer, Redolent Mercantile is a shopping experience for fun, unexpected, innovative gifts in Napa Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring a revolving inventory of exclusive items, Redolent offers enthusiastic buyers a place for discovery, creating a highly customized experience in luxury shopping.
About Cairdean Estate:
Cairdean Estate, Napa Valley’s Wine & Food Village, is a new, essential destination for California’s wine country. Celebrating the ever-entwining worlds of wine and food, Cairdean Estate has on site a tasting room open daily to the public, a private, by appointment only tasting room, a 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand Award winning gastropub, The Farmer & The Fox, serving dinner nightly, and Butterscots Bakery & Deli, offering sandwiches, salads, pastries, baked and frozen desserts, fresh-baked breads and rolls for breakfast and lunch daily. 2015 will see the completion of the Wine & Food Village with the opening of Rosgal Gallery, to feature rotating exhibitions, and Redolent Mercantile, a retail experience in finds exclusive to Napa and even California. Upon completion in 2015, the Cairdean Vineyards Winery will boast extensive wine caves and the largest grass roof in Napa Valley. The winery was designed by Juancarlos Fernandez of Signum Architecture in St. Helena, while Signum partner Jarrod Denton designed the estate’s buildings, adaptive reuses of the former outlet structures existing on the property. “Cairdean” means “friends” in Scottish Gaelic and captures the heritage of owners Edwin and Stacia Williams while upholding their belief that wine and food are multi-sensory experiences best enjoyed among friends and loved ones.
Cairdean has two off-property vineyards producing estate fruit: Acquaintance Vineyard in the Coombsville AVA (Napa, CA) and Confidant Vineyard in the Russian River Valley AVA (Windsor, CA).